Getting Started with a Lab Kit


University Information and Technology is equipping labs with mobile audio and video solutions for web collaboration and audio/video recording. This article explains how to setup and use the Lab Kit.


  • How to setup and use a Lab Kit for web collaboration and audio/video recording.


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A video tutorial demonstrating these functions is available here.

About the Lab Kit

1. The Lab Kits come pre-connected to the installed teaching station and feature a camera mounted to a mobile tripod.

2. A video monitor let's you easily see what's being captured in the camera frame, and can be rotated for a front-facing view.

3. Users can take control over the camera by loosening small screws to manually adjust the focus, and zoom in and out for a close-up or wide angle view.

4. The video monitor is powered by batteries provided at the teaching station. Two batteries are provided with the lab kit, each estimated to last 2.5 - 3 hours per use.

  • Insert the battery on the back of the monitor and turn it on or off by pressing and holding down the power button for 5 seconds. 
  • The touch screen display can be locked or unlocked by briefly pressing the power button.
  • Turn off the monitor and return the batteries to the charging dock after use to ensure they are powered up for the next user.

Caution: The camera's video monitor must be powered on to pass the camera feed to the computer station for use in Zoom or in a recording.

5. For audio, a wireless lavalier microphone is also integrated into the teaching station so that wherever you are in the lab, your students will hear you clearly.

Note: Since the mobile camera and wireless microphone are pre-connected to the room system, there's no additional setup required to begin using them. The only thing you'll need to do is verify your sources in Zoom.

Zoom Setup

1.To test the video, click the up-carrot next to the video camera icon and select the VIDEO SETTINGS option.

2. To test the audio, click the up-carrot next to the microphone icon and select the TEST SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE option.

3. Lastly, double check that your remote students can see and hear you.

Consult the following tutorial for a video demonstrating these functions.

Still have questions?

To learn more about support and training resources for remote and blended instruction, visit the Teaching Faculty website:


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